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Thursday, 2 April 2020

Covid-19, cost of quarantining repatriated citizens discussed on talk shows

Daily covid-19 update: Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan covered the Health Ministry’s daily covid-19 update, which reported 69 new cases and six new deaths. The total number of cases confirmed in Egypt is now 779 and 52 people have died from the virus so far. Twenty-two people were discharged from hospital yesterday after testing negative, bringing that figure to 179 people (watch, runtime: 4:21). Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer (watch, runtime: 3:30) and Min Masr’s Amr Khalil (watch, runtime: 5:09) also covered the statement.

Rent exemptions for vendors at tourist sites: Al Hayah Al Youm’s Hossam Hadad covered the Supreme Council of Antiquities’s decision to exempt all cafeterias and bazaars at museums and archaeological sites from paying rent until the covid-19 crisis ends and tourists return (watch, runtime: 2:19).

Quarantine for repatriated Egyptians: Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan covered the government’s decision requiring citizens returning from abroad to sign a contract acquiescing to be quarantined for 14 days. The location of quarantine is determined by the Health Ministry, with travelers covering the expense. Anyone refusing to sign the contract will not be allowed to board the flight (watch, runtime: 7:12).

Tourism sector to lose bns -El Anani: Yahduth Fi Misr's Sherif Amer spoke with Tourism Minister Khaled El Anani who said that the tourism sector will lose bns because of the state’s preventative measures against covid-19. He added that public health is of greater importance and that the measures will be worth it to protect Egyptians (watch, runtime: 4:34).

Pyramid lights up for healthcare workers:El Anani also told Amer that the government had projected the words "Stay at home… Thank you to those who protect us" onto the Khufu pyramid in Giza in recognition of the work that doctors and health workers are doing to combat the virus (watch, runtime: 4:34).

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